Late in the twentieth century, young Eva marries the much older Antonio, heir to one of Sicily's last large ruralestates. Eva prefers the city to country life, while her husband is constantly haunted by personal demons and pastjealousies. In view of family squabbles and external influences, with a changing society and even the murderous Mafiaencroaching upon their happiness, does the marriage stand a chance?
This is a story of the psyche.
Here, told from the parallel perspectives of husbandand wife, is the tale of a modern couple's very traditional challenges over the course of 25 years. The old Sicily isvanishing, to be replaced by new realities.
Intriguing and passionate, the story of Eva and Antonio captures the essenceof the experiences of real Sicilian families.
Can Eva change her wild ways? Can Antonio save his marriage? What will become of his property? What will be his legacy? In a plot full of twists and turns, surprises lurk around every corner.
|Publisher:||Trinacria Editions, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Bologna native Daniela Di Benedetto has spent most of her life in Palermo, where she studied music and earned a degree in humanities. This is her second novel to be translated into English.